Fleming (Darrell) papers, 1967-1980

Descriptive Summary

Title
Fleming (Darrell) papers, 1967-1980
Creator
Fleming, Darrell
Extent
3.75 lin. ft.
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
When Darrell Fleming, the donor, was an undergraduate political science student at the University of Louisville from 1969 to 1973 he was active in the youth movement of the American Independent Party (AIP), an offshoot of the George Wallace presidential campaign of 1968. Fleming stayed on at U of L for graduate work, receiving his M.A. in 1980; his thesis was titled: American Independent: The Conservative Third Party Movement, 1967-1980.
Fleming amassed this collection of AIP papers during his time of party membership and relied heavily on them for his master's thesis. In 1987 the donor indicated a desire to "provide a source for scholarly research into the AIP movement" by donating his collection of newspaper clippings, party newsletters and newspapers, and leadership correspondence, as well as his thesis draft and notes, to the University of Louisville Archives.
The American Independent Party papers, are divided into three major series: I. Fleming's thesis materials (note cards, research notes, thesis draft) as well as Fleming's personal correspondence and notes he took on party speeches from 1972-1980; II. general AIP correspondence, which Fleming organized alphabetically by state or organization; and III. AIP general files and newsletters, again in alphabetical order by state, newsletter title, and/or subject.
Series III holds some of the more interesing materials. A history of the party can be documented through the presidential campaign materials of George Wallace, Tom Anderson, and Lester Maddox, and folders on Tom Anderson and the "rift in party." There is also Presidential convention information, including party platforms and three cassette tapes from the 1976 conclave. The newsletters provide regional information and the large quanity of material from California suggests that the party was strong in that state. Also of interest are the papers dealing with AIP candidates for state and local office in Kentucky, found under the folder title: "Fleming...Precinct and local election material." The general correspondence in Series II is routine and includes many form letters. Fleming's correspondence in Series I includes both incoming and his outgoing letters. Although the incoming correspondence is often routine,correspondents include Lester Maddox, 1976 presidental candidate and William K. Shearer, chair of the national committee of the American Independent Party.

Contents of the Collection

I. Fleming thesis, research notes, correspondence

1-1/3 Fleming MA thesis - rough draft

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1-4 Note Cards

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1-5 More research notes

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1-6 Fleming correspondence, 1969-73

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1-7 Fleming correspondence, 1974

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1-8 Fleming correspondence, 1975

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1-9 Fleming correspondence, 1976

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1-10/11 Fleming correspondence, 1977

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1-12 Fleming correspondence, 1978

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1-13 Fleming correspondence, 1979

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1-14 Fleming correspondence, 1980

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1-15 Fleming notes on speeches, 1972-80

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II. General correspondence

1-16/17 AIP Nat'l Correspondence, 1973-79

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1-18 Alabama Correspondence, 1974-76

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1-19 California Correspondence, 1973-75

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1-20 California report on Anderson and AIP Founding Report, 1973-74

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1-21 Florida, 1974-75

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1-22/23 Georgia, 1972-75

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1-24 Indiana, 1973-76

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1-25 Maryland, 1972

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1-26 Michigan, 1972-75

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1-27 Missouri, 1972-73

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1-28 North Carolina, 1972-75

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1-29 New York, 1973-76

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1-30 Ohio, 1973

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1-31 Oklahoma, 1973

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1-32 Pennsylvania, 1972-76

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1-33 South Carolina, 1973-74

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1-34 Tennessee, 1972-73

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1-35 Virginia, 1973-74

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1-36 Washington, 1972-74

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1-37 Wisconsin, 1972-74

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III. AIP General files and newsletters

1-38 AIP Bay Area News, 1975-78

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1-38a AIP Constitution, 1973

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1-39 American Eagle, 1973

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1-40 American Eagle and Voice, 1974

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2-1 American Independent, 1974-81

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2-2 American Party Newsletter, 1974

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2-3 American Voice, 1975

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2-4 American Voice, 1976

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2-5 American Voice, 1977

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2-6 APYC (American Party Youth Conference) Files, 1972 "Not of Immediate Importance"

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2-7 APYC Newsletter, 1972-73

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2-8 Anderson, Tom, 1972-74 "Smothers, Clay"

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2-9 Tom Anderson and rift in party, 1973-74

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2-10 Ballot Qualifications, 1973

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2-11 Booklets

The Review of the News, 1972-78 inc.

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Dr. McBirnies's Election Guide, n.d.

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Responsible Leadership through the John Birch Society, 1974

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Firing Line, Aug. 16, 1975

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John Birch Society/Bulletin, 1972-73 inc.

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American Opinion, October, 1972

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2-12/14 California Statesman, 1973-1980

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2-15 Campaign, 1968 newsclippings

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2-16 Campaign, 1969

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2-17 Campaign, 1970

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2-18 Campaign, 1971

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2-19 Campaign, 1972

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2-20 Campaign, 1973

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2-21 Campaign, 1974

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2-22 Campaign, 1975

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2-23/26 Campaign, 1976

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2-27 Chicago Meeting AIP material, 1974

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2-28 Conventions, rallies, state and national conferences

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2-29/30 Eaglet (N.C), v.1-5, inc. 1973-77

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3-1 Election flyers, 1972-80

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3-2 Factional material, 1972-73

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3-3/4 Fleming, Darrell Duane/Precinct and local election material and national ARD, 1971-76

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3-5 Gun Control, 1973

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3-6 Idaho Eagle, 1973

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3-7 Illinois Eagle, 1973-74

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3-8 Independent Eagle (Nev.), 1974

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3-9 Kentucky American, 1971-77

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3-10 Kentucky AIP stationery

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3-11 Maddox, 1976

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3-12 Maddox Campaign, 1976

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3-13 Mini-Eagle, 1973

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3-14 Miscellaneous/communications

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3-15 Natl. AIP stationary

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3-16 National Assn of Manufacturers

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3-17 National Educator, 1972

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3-18/19 Newsclippings, 1972-86

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3-20 Newspapers, misc.

The American Populist

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The Liberty Lobby

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The Spotlight

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The Thunderbolt

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3-21 Party platforms, 1972

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3-22 1976 AIP and Am. Party platforms

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3-23 Petition against busing; n.d.

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3-24 Reflection Newsletter; 1974

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3-25 Rules for 1972 Pty. Conv.; 1972

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3-26 Schmitz-Anderson Press Releases; 1972

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3-27 Schmitz, John; 1972

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3-28 (Schmitz) Newsletters; 1972-73

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3-29 The Spotlight; 1976-77

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3-30/31 Wallace (material re); 1970-72

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3-32 Wallace, George/LeMay, Curtis; 1968-75 mostly news clippings and articles

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3-33 Wallace Stand (newsletters); 1969-73

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3-34 Washington AIP Bulletin; 1972-74

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3-35 Watergate; 1971-74

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3-36 Young American Independents (YAI); 1975

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3-37 YAI Newsletter; 1973-75

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3-38 1972 American Party Convention News coverage

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3-39 1976 AIP Convention News coverage and material

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